Introduction

Floppy ears, big feet, and clumsy movement. Yep, your puppy must be near the four to five month mark. They’ve matured past the roly poly baby stage and have moved onto the bouncy juvenile age. They are more loveable than ever and have you wrapped around their paw. Always ready to play and test boundaries, your four legged friend should be pretty much potty trained and aware of basic rules. But that won’t stop them from pushing your buttons. Pawsitive reinforcement and not caving to those big brown eyes will go a long way. They aren’t fully developed yet, so be prepared for some more changes. Don’t worry, you can still expect a few more months of adorable puppyhood. Read on for some puptastic information on your rambunctious little pooch. 

4 Month Old Puppy

By four months, teething is in full swing. Your pup’s deciduous teeth will start falling out to make room for their adult teeth. You may see a small tooth in their water bowl or on the floor. Don't worry, it’s just nature doing its thing! Teething means your pup will be on the lookout for objects to soothe their gums. Have plenty of puppy approved chew toys in sight. Help your pup out by picking up contraband and keeping the door to the shoe closet shut. It’s also time for another round of vaccines. Your pup will be happy to know that this is the final set before they can socialize with their peers.
Toys
Toys

Puppy Toys Only

Adult dog toys are too hard for sensitive puppy gums.
Food
Food

Frozen Treats

Frozen carrots or ice cubes are pawsome for teething puppies!
Sleep
Sleep

Naps are Good

Naps are still part of your pup's daily routine.

5 Month Old Puppy

Great news! If your pup has been fully vaccinated, they can take their first trip to the dog park! Hopefully, you have been working on socialization over the past few weeks. Still, your pooch may hesitate when meeting new canine playmates. Let them take their time and don’t force anything, as doing so may cause unnecessary fear. This is also a pawsome time to enroll in an obedience class. Carefully select a reputable program that will help your pal improve their obedience and socialization. Training makes life puptastic for both you and your pup, and stengthens the bond between you in this formative time.
Toys
Toys

Rotate Toys

To keep your pup from getting bored, rotate their toys.
Training
Training

Acceptable Chewing

Continue to teach your pup what is safe to chew.
Growth
Growth

Taller and Longer

Your little fur ball isn't so little anymore!
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